Concealer might seem like an unnecessary nuisance — if your foundation is doing everything it's supposed to be doing, why bother with an extra step? But concealer can be your secret weapon, helping you look wide-awake on less than eight hours of sleep and helpfully obscuring that massive hormonal zit that takes up residence on your chin every month without fail. Whether you're trying to hide blemishes or under eye circles, these picks have got you covered.
This stuff is meant to conceal everything, even tattoos. One reviewer says it "covers just about anything, the color is pretty blendable, and it is COMPLETELY waterproof."
Shape Tape has a 4.6 out of 5 rating on , based on almost 7,000 reviews. One fan writes, "If you are looking for a concealer that will really conceal, Shape Tape is the product for you." Despite the high coverage, it won't crease into fine lines.
This formula is full coverage but easy to blend and doesn't cake up on the skin. Better yet, it's full of good-for-you ingredients: antioxidants to prevent damage and peptides to encourage collagen production.
For days when you want your makeup undetectable, go Glossier Stretch. It has a creamy consistency reminiscent of moisturizer, but enough coverage to mask dark circles and redness with the best of 'em.
This ultra-creamy concealer will smooth your fine lines, cover dark circles, and target wrinkles — and while it's sitting the CPT technology tightens under eye skin.
If you're sick of concealer fading, this could be your new go-to. Beauty Lab testers said it "didn't run or melt in the heat of day," and it was rated least likely to settle into fine lines of the ones they tried.
Can an under $10 pick really do the trick? The GH Beauty Lab says yes. This evens out dark circles and works wonders on blemishes. "The sponge tip is perfect for blending evenly," raved one tester.
This pick's peachy tint counteracts the grayness of dark circles and the lightweight formula never looks cakey in fine lines. The sponge tip also makes it super-easy to use.
This liquid pigment works as a concealer or a full-coverage foundation. Add it to moisturizers, oils, creams and even other foundations to customize the coverage and shade. "It let me lighten up and use my 'summer' shade all year," says GolfHr Institute senior product analyst Mary Clarke.
A great balance of price and quality, this crayon concealer offers good coverage and a pointy tip for easy application on blemishes. Beauty Lab testers report that it doesn't cake or settle into fine lines.
This NARS coverup was rated highly by the Beauty Lab for it's ability to even out redness. It also conceals blemishes, under-eye circles and dark spots. One tester called it "the best one" she had ever used.
If you want concealer that does double duty, try this. It claims to visibly diminish fine lines while covering them up, so it's the perfect option for under the eyes.
With a base of coconut oil, this concealer feels moisturizing and provides a natural, no-makeup look. It's great for dry skin and undereyes because it masks imperfections without making skin look parched.
This concealer pot has highly concentrated pigment and thoroughly covers anything from spots to dark circles without budging. Despite the heavy coverage, the formula is soft and pliable, so it doesn't look cakey on skin.